Scams Target Military Families

Aug 5, 2013

Ohio's attorney general warns members of the U.S. military and their families to be alert to consumer scams including some specifically targeting military personnel.

Mike DeWine says some of the scams target grandparents. The scammers claim the consumer's grandchild in the military has been arrested and detained overseas and the grandparents must wire money. Other scams involve family members of deployed service members being asked to send money so the service members can go on early leave. DeWine encourages active-duty military members and their families to report any consumer complaints to his office. He says his office offers a fast-track complaint process and some free legal services to military personnel.